The Final Countdown: Galveston County Puts Up Massive Countdown Clocks/Billboards for Hurricane Season
3...2...1...HUNKER! Along the Gulf Coast, most of us are keenly aware of the approach of hurricane season each year. Even if we don't know the exact date it starts (June 1), we know that the advance of summer and hotter temperatures means the tropics are about to get busy. Some people really prepare, while the rest wait until a storm is threatening us and then race to the store for bottled water, batteries and beer. This not only helps the local economy, it gives TV stations plenty of file footage of empty shelves for future disasters.
Courtesy Galveston County Office of Emergency Management It's the FINAL COUNTDOWN...DA DA DAH DAH, DA DA DA DA DA!!!
But apparently the folks at the Galveston Office of Emergency Management think all that rushing around on the eve of destruction is a bad idea. County Judge Mark Henry, in particular, pooh-poohs the idea and, in collaboration with Clear Channel Outdoor, has decided to hang up some truly massive digital billboards with digital countdown clocks on them to remind us all that there's a storm (season) a-brewin'.More »